The Runaway Latkes

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The Runaway Latkes

By Leslie Kimmelman; Paul Yalowitz (Illustrator)

Albert Whitman & Company, Hardcover, 9780807571767, 1pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2000

Rebecca Bloom is preparing for a Hanukkah party when three latkes jump right out of her frying pan. They head straight for the door, singing, "Big and round, crisp and brown, off we roll to see the town! And YOU can't catch us!"

And so begins the chase. The sassy latkes roll past the rabbi's study, the cantor's room, two boys playing outside, the mayor's office, and the police station, with Rebecca and a growing crowd in hot pursuit. At last the latkes plop into Applesauce River -- where a modern-day Hanukkah miracle happens!

Paul Yalowitz's witty drawings complement Leslie Kimmelman's funny take on the story of the Gingerbread Man.